"The Pharaoh Hound is a very sociable breed of dog, enjoying the company of other dogs and humans, they are playful, inquisitive, intelligent, affectionate, gentle, and good with children."
"It is believed that the Phoenicians brought the dogs from Egypt to the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo. The dogs are now the national dog of Malta, declared in 1974. "
"The Pharaoh Hound remained largely unknown in the west until arriving in England in the 1930s."
"The Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest domesticated dog breeds in the world. The breed is estimated to have originated around 4000 to 3000 BC."